Over the past few years, mobile payment usage through smartphones has become more popular thanks to the like of Apple, Samsung, and Google's Android. But, more importantly, banks and credit card firms are also hopping on board, offering support for the newer methods of payment.
It looks like going forward, Android Pay users will have more options, as Visa begins support for the platform by enabling Visa Checkout. If unfamiliar with Visa's service, it replaces the process of entering in personal information and credit card numbers with a username and password when making a purchase on a website. The checkout method can be used on a wide range of websites with some of the more major ones being Starbucks, Walmart, and Best Buy.
By linking the Visa account to Android Pay, customers will be able to utilize Visa Checkout simply by authorizing the payment through Android Pay using whatever authentication method they have set up. Android Pay is available on most Android handsets with NFC support; if you aren't an Android Pay user, the feature should also be available on Samsung Pay by the year's end.